Attributed to Bernardo Parenzano

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Attributed to Bernardo Parenzano
Triumph of Jupiter
ca. 1490
Pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on laid paper.
12 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches (320 x 222 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 80

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Watermark: none.
Formerly attributed to Liberale da Verona, Verona 1445-1527/9 Verona, and Anonymous Italian Schools of Ferrara and the North.


Inscribed by the artist, at upper right, on a tablet held by angel, in pen and brown ink, "D / AMBIG. / D[onum].D[edit]."; beneath this, on a medaillon, "TE / M / PVS"; at center, on shield/instrument, "C"; at lower right, on shield?, "C [and a reversed C]"; in another hand, at lower right, in pen and dark brown ink, "monteigne"; on verso of lining, "N ̊50 / A.M"; in pen and black ink, "Andrea Mantegna"; in graphite, "24".

Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (1769-1830; Lugt 2445); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
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Anonymous Italian School 15th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Anonymous, Italian School, 16th cent., Formerly attributed to.
Liberale, da Verona, ca. 1445-1529, Formerly attributed to.
Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830, former owner.
Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.


Rhoda Eitel-Porter and and John Marciari, Italian Renaissance Drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2019, no. 13.
Selected references: Fairfax Murray 1905-12, 1: no. 80; Mongan and Sachs 1940, 1:20; Byam Shaw 1968, 12; Windows 2017, 298, 302.
Collection J. Pierpont Morgan : Drawings by the Old Masters Formed by C. Fairfax Murray. London : Privately printed, 1905-1912, I, 80, repr.

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